Author: Neelam Nasim
Supervisor: Dr. Naumana Amjad and Ms. Raisa Zubair
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research aimed to investigate the relationship between quality of sleep and mood of students. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship between quality of sleep and mood of students. Moreover, it was hypothesized that there are gender differences on quality of sleep and mood of students. The sample comprised of 40 students (Male = 20, Female = 20). Sample was drawn through non probability convenient sampling from different departments of University of the Punjab, Lahore. Within group research design was used. A daily sleep diary was used to assess daily sleep patterns and mood of the students. Student kept diary for one week. At the end of the week, Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (Buysse, Monk, Reynolds, Berman & Kupfer, 1998) for quality of sleep Brief Mood Introspection Scale (Mayer & Gasche, 1988) for mood was also administered for further assessment. Averages of the data of sleep diary were taken across seven days of the week and then their mean and standard deviation was calculated. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation was carried out to assess the relationship between quality of sleep and mood. Further independent sample t-test was also used to assess the gender differences on quality of sleep and mood. Results revealed that there is a significant positive relationship between quality of sleep and different dimensions of mood but no gender differences were found. Findings of the research have important implications for young adults, school’s children and those whose sleep patterns can be disturbed due to work shifts such medical officers, truck drivers etc.
Keywords: Sleep Patterns, Mood, Sleep Diary.
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